When it comes to your skin, change starts on the inside.
With a new season, comes the need for a refresh. Not only when it comes to changing up our wardrobes, but also our skin. It has different needs in the winter; we need extra protection from harsh weather conditions. With this in mind, there's no better time to introduce something new to your routine.
Allow us to introduce one of nature's most powerful antioxidants (and your skins new must-have): Astaxanthin.
What it is
First, the science: Astaxanthin is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. It is derived from microalgae in freshwater pools around the world, including the Swedish archipelago.
Studies have shown that as well as the skin, it benefits heart health, joint pain and muscle endurance and immunity), particularly when it comes to skin improvement.
Therefore, a supplement, such as Ofri-flame's Astaxanthin and Bilberry Extract Supplement (€17.95) will boost the levels of it in the body.
What it does
Antioxidants such as this, protect against oxidative stress which may occur due to poor diet and environmental factors, such as UV exposure, air pollutants and tobacco smoke.
This type of oxidative stress can occur in every organ in the body, including the skin, muscles, joints, brain, heart, and eyes. Astaxanthin aims to help reduce this.
"Its structure is unique compared to other antioxidants, and it spans the entire cell, providing protection from the inside out," says Caroline Cummins, Scientific Claims and Communication Manager at Wellness® by Oriflame.
Why is it beneficial for skin?
Oxidative stress plays a role in skin ageing and damage in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and loss of elasticity. So, one of the best ways to support your skin is with a powerful antioxidant, in this case, astaxanthin.
As we said, the specific structure of astaxanthin allows it to do all the good stuff: provide protection and support to the multiple layers of the skin, from the very bottom, the innermost (hypodermis), the mid-mid-layer (dermis), through to the outermost layer (epidermis).
Research has shown that astaxanthin provides a photoprotective effect against this UVA-induced oxidative stress, reducing skin damage caused by sun exposure.
Why should I use it?
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"Astaxanthin is backed by over 60 clinical trials," Caroline continues speaking of Ofri-flame's Astaxanthin and Bilberry Extract Supplement (€17.95). "By reducing oxidative stress it delivers health benefits throughout the body including the skin."
The capsules, of a high-quality formula, also include bilberry extract and vitamins C and E to help protect cells from oxidative stress.
All this in one skin supplement?
We'll take that.
For more information visit: www.oriflame.com